Washington – Good Cheer Food Bank hiring Garden Apprentice

Langley, Washington
Good Cheer Food Bank Garden Apprentice
Start Date: flexible, April or May 2018; June possible for the right candidate
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Compensation: $400 living stipend, a homestay at no additional cost, food from the gardens and food bank, and lunch every day. Workers compensation provided through WA State Farm Internship Project.
The Good Cheer Food Bank is seeking a second apprentice to round out our seasonal garden team! Apprentices are key players in our Fresh Food on the Table Program, which seeks to create a zero-waste food bank that champions fresh, local produce. They will assist the Garden Manager in managing 1.5 acres of mixed vegetable production and all farm and garden tasks including seed starting, greenhouse management, cultivating, weeding, harvesting, composting, and record keeping; and some non-profit management like volunteer coordination, outreach, fundraising, and aspects of event planning. The apprentices will also have the opportunity to assist the Produce Manager in the Food Bank during peak harvest season with processing excess produce (canning, freezing, drying etc.), sorting donations and keeping the store refrigerator stocked with local goods. Apprentices will also participate in volunteer work parties at partner sites: South Whidbey School Farms and South Whidbey Tilth.
Some farming or gardening experience appreciated, but enthusiasm for growing and sharing food is a must have. Candidates must also be hard working and practical; flexible and responsive to changing circumstances due to weather and unexpected events; willing to maintain high standards of communication, follow-through, and collaboration; have the self-motivation and integrity necessary to manage their time effectively; reliable with the ability to shift gears from farmer to non-profit employee. Ability to lift 50lbs.
Apprentice work an average 35 hours per week, seasonally variable. There will occasionally be weekend work watering starts, opening and closing hoop houses, assisting at special events, and gleaning produce from the Saturday farmers market. Responsibilities will be shared with other apprentices and with the Garden Manager.
Position end date is flexible, but no later than October 31, 2018
For more information visit https://goodcheergarden.wordpress.com/ and goodcheer.org
To apply email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to goodcheergarden@gmail.com
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New York – Capital Roots hiring Community Garden Organizer

Troy, New York

Community Garden Organizer

 About Capital Roots – Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, and offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh healthy foods and green space for all.

Capital Roots’ Community Gardening Program makes community food plots available to hundreds of gardening families across four counties in our 54 community gardens.  The Garden Organizer will work directly with participating gardeners throughout the seasons. The Community Garden Organizer operates under the supervision of the Community Gardening Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree and community organizing or gardening experience preferred. Excellent communication skills are essential with attention to detail. Must have a clean driving record, positive attitude, ability to problem solve, high energy level, enjoy working outdoors, and possess a genuine interest in the mission of our organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Organize and lead work parties in community gardens
  • Site preparation and new garden development
  • Offer support to gardeners to facilitate successful gardening experiences and fruitful harvests
  • Foster greater gardener involvement in gardening program
  • Maintain working inventory of resources available to gardeners
  • Generate and distribute materials for program participants
  • Host registration and orientation sessions
  • Garden maintenance and landscaping
  • Keep extremely well-organized, accurate records for all matters connected to the gardening program
  • Promote participation in our programming as a whole

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • This position is a full-time position (40 hours per week) paid at an hourly rate of $12.00/hr.
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with fully covered employee premiums and low-cost co-pays and deductibles.
  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal days.
  • Employer funded pension plan – company contributions begin after 2 years of employment
  • Eligibility for the federal government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • Flexible work environment.

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

 

Send cover letter and resume to:

Tara Quackenbush, Community Gardening Program Manager

Capital Roots, 594 River Street, Troy NY 12180

gardens1@capitalroots.org

NO CALLS PLEASE!

New Jersey – Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm hiring Apprentices

Blairstown, New Jersey

Apprentice Opportunities
Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm

The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm (CSG) has been a pioneer in the community food movement for 30 years. The farm started as a garden with roadside sales and grew to a CSA that includes over a hundred different vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers, seasonal or year-round distribution, laying chickens, work with school groups, a farm camp, and a thriving apprenticeship program.

The CSG is seeking apprentices for the 2018 season (April to mid-November). Our 300+ member CSA biodynamically manages more than 125 acres of farmland (under Farmland Preservation) in northwestern New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap.  We share the land with the Genesis Farm Ecological Learning Center.  There are 20 acres in vegetable production, 3.5 acres of orchards and berries and the remainder in meadows. All produce is distributed through a community supported agriculture program.

Applicants should be seeking a hands-on learning experience on a production-oriented farm. We offer apprentices their own room, board, stipend, shared lunches, educational opportunities and involvement in garden festivals in exchange for up to 50 hours of work per week. Apprenticeship housing is in a farmhouse on the farm. It is recommended that applicants visit the farm to evaluate the suitability of the position.

For more detailed information about the apprenticeship program, please see our website. Send a resume and a letter outlining goals and interests in agriculture to:

Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm

41B Silver Lake Road
Blairstown, New Jersey 07825
Telephone:  908-362-7486
Contact:  Judy von Handorf
Website:  http://csgatgenesisfarm.com
e-mail:  csgardeninfo@gmail.com

New York – Capital Roots hiring Produce Project Farm Assistant

Troy, New York

Produce Project Farm Assistant

About Capital Roots

Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties.  Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh foods and green space for all.

TITLE: Produce Project Farm Assistant                                     REPORTS TO: Produce Project Farm Manager

 Capital Roots’ Produce Project is a year-round job training program that increases employment and educational opportunity for underserved youth. After school and during the summer, high school students learn and participate in the operation of a 2 acre farm, and are engaged in job and life skills curriculum. The Produce Project Farm Assistant helps the Farm Manager in all duties related to efficiently running the farm. It is a temporary full-time seasonal position lasting 28 weeks (April to

November). Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 830am – 430pm, though they are subject to change based on seasonal and daylight hour shifts.

 Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting Farm Manager in all farm duties, including production, produce delivery, land management, small machine use, and recordkeeping
  • Maintenance of farm infrastructure, tools, and equipment
  • Assisting in the preparation for and management of volunteer groups, particularly on Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Leading groups of Produce Project Student Trainees in farm tasks

Qualifications:

  • Farming experience required – at least a one season apprenticeship
  • Driver’s license with clean record required
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and lift heavy objects

 Skills

  • Ability to complete complex farm tasks quickly and accurately
  • Facility working independently and as part of a group
  • Capable of making minor repairs to equipment and infrastructure; experience with carpentry, small engine use & maintenance recommended
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Enthusiasm for food and farming, and the ability to positively motivate others in the field • Comfort working among a diverse set of community members •             Displays initiative and thinks and acts creatively.
  • A willingness to roll up one’s sleeves and contribute as needed to advance the program and organization

 SALARY & BENEFITS: 

  • This is a full-time, seasonal/temporary position (April to November), paid at an hourly rate of $12/hr.
  • The Farm Assistant also receives a share of produce from the farm.

 To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org.Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Matthew Schueler, Grow Center Planner
Capital Roots
594 River Street, Troy NY 12180

email: edcenter@capitalroots.org
NO CALLS PLEASE!

New York – Capital Roots hiring Seasonal Garden Organizer

Troy, New York

Seasonal Garden Organizer

About Capital Roots

Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh healthy foods and green space for all.

TITLE: Seasonal Garden Organizer                    REPORTS TO: Community Gardening Program Manager

Capital Roots’ Community Gardening Program makes community food plots available to hundreds of gardening families across four counties in our 51 community gardens.  The Seasonal Garden Organizer will welcome new and returning gardeners into the community gardening program and prepare the gardens for the 2017 growing season under the supervision of the Community Gardening Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to the mission of Capital Roots
  • Motivated and energetic person who enjoys working outside
  • Must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Community organizing and/or gardening experience preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Register returning gardeners and conduct orientations for new participants
  • Gain firm understanding of Community Gardening Handbook (provided during staff orientation) to articulate general responsibilities of participating gardeners while addressing consumer nee
  • Generate maps and contact lists for program participants
  • Lead work parties in gardens
  • Site preparation and new garden development
  • Foster greater gardener involvement in program

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • This is a full-time, temporary position (from January through June), paid at an hourly rate of $12/hr.

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Tara Quackenbush, Community Gardening Program Manager Capital Roots
594 River Street, Troy NY 12180
gardens1@capitalroots.org

NO CALLS PLEASE!

Youth L.E.A.D. hiring Youth Manager

Miami, Florida

Youth L.E.A.D. Youth Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

Youth L.E.A.D. educates, empowers and employs underserved youth to adopt healthier diets while increasing access to healthy foods in their neighborhoods through gardens and farmers’ markets. For more information, please visit www.youthleadmiami.org.

JOB SUMMARY

Youth L.E.A.D. is seeking a dynamic, engaging, responsible, hardworking, self-motivated person to oversee all youth programming for the organization. The Youth Manager is responsible for: implementing the 12-week afterschool youth curriculum at 1-3 sites per year (training approximately 100 youth each year); coordinating out-of-school youth activities, field trips, guest speakers, and apprenticeships; acting as a liaison with parents and schools; supervising and engaging youth during community outreach, farmer’s markets, cooking and gardening efforts; and tracking and reporting on progress.

JOB DUTIES

  1. Recruit 20-40 youth each summer to begin Fall Programming in September.
  2. Partner with existing and new youth-serving partners to deliver curriculum to additional youth each summer.
  3. Implement the 12-week afterschool curriculum from September through December (weekly 2-hour session) for at least 20 youth each week. Continue reading